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Counterposing

A slang term for the practice of an employee avoiding work by using jargon or vague statements to confuse and outsmart management.
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Counterposing "identity" to" class" politics, therefore, is absolutely mistaken.
This handy little volume in the Hanuman miniature books series collects two interview-essays, counterposing two classic disciplines that in combination figure at the center of Burroughs's concerns--art and violence.
By counterposing the two worlds, Bojic makes a statement about different nationalities, people, and moralities, and that alone makes for fascinating reading.
While one might care to debate certain points (by counterposing other Ruskin texts on some of the social and ethical issues), these cavils generally yield before Tanner's enthusiasm and rhetorical panache.
But the constructivist viewpoint gains intellectual currency by counterposing itself to technological determinism.
Counterposing mental and material factors rather after the fashion of Peter Clarke's distinction between moral and mechanical reformers, Nuttall's contention is that non-material factors have been neglected in Labour historiography and by not a few Labour politicians.
(*1) In counterposing "financial" (or "monetary") with "real," I am using terminology that has a long history and can be assumed to be intelligible to readers with some knowledge of the literature of economics.
He shows that the dominant liberal democratic paradigm has many shortcomings, counterposing the revolutionary democratic model of Cuba.